What's On

Friday 22 May, 8pm, €15

Pipers Union in concert, with Caitlín Nic Gabhann & Ciarán Ó Maonaigh

as part of Fleadh Nua 2015

Pipers Union, comprising David Power, Ciarán Somers and their old friend Dónal Clancy, is a tight-knit trio, incorporating traditional and contemporary styles to deliver rousing ballads, soft love songs, lively dance tunes and haunting airs.

Award-winning musicians in their own right, Caitlín Nic Gabhann & Ciarán Ó Maonaigh are quickly becoming one of the foremost duets in Ireland today. Their music & dance is rooted in the tradition; full of spirit, soul and life. Together on fiddle, concertina and dance, they breathe fire into traditional tunes - not to be missed!

Saturday 23 May, 8pm, €15

Seán Ó Sé and the Turloughmore Céilí Band

as part of Fleadh Nua 2015

Fleadh Nua will honour the legendary singer Seán Ó Sé on this special night. Seán, a native of Bantry, Co. Cork has an instantly recognisable voice and his performance of 'An Poc ar Buille' in the early 1960's established his reputation as a well known singer.
Seán performed with Seán Ó Riada and Ceoltóirí Chualann until Ó Riada's untimely death in 1971. Over the years he has toured and recorded extensively, including a recording with the Turloughmore Céilí Band.

Sunday 24 May, 8pm, €5

‘Maestro’ - the music of Bobby Casey

as part of Fleadh Nua 2015

In 1969 and 1970, Séamus Mac Mathúna recorded the legendary West Clare fiddle player, Bobby Casey, in London. These invaluable recordings are part of the Comhaltas Archive. A CD of many of these recordings has been produced by the Cois na hAbhna Archive and will be launched at Fleadh Nua, when many musicians, including friends who played with Bobby, will perform and pay tribute to one of Clare's greatest musicians.

Saturday 6th June, 2pm,

Launch of Ennis Street Arts Festival 2015

The unique and diverse Ennis Street Arts Festival will launch in glór on June 6th at 2pm.

Join us for music with In the Mood Jazz Band, ice-cream and lemonade!
All Welcome.

Friday 19 - Sunday 21 June,

Killaloe Chamber Music Festival

The festival celebrates talented local children at the beginning of their musical journey and those embarking upon their professional life, as well as renowned musicians who have performed on the world greatest stages.  In three music filled days and six concerts we will be travelling from Italy to Estonia, from France to Russia, taking a late night trip to Spain and revisiting the Viennese giants Mozart, Schubert and Beethoven. Holding it all together is the famous 19th century composer Antonín Dvořák who based most of his wonderful melodies on the rich tradition of Folk music both of his native Bohemia and of America where he wrote his unforgettable "New World Symphony". In almost all of the concerts you will be hearing his music.  www.killaloemusicfestival.com


Friday 19th of June @ 8pm:
A. Dvořák Bagatelles Op.47
A. Paert Trivia, Psalom, Annum per Annum
F. Schubert Piano Sonata D 960

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Saturday 20th of June @ 11am:
W.A. Mozart, String Quartet KV 575
A. Dvořák, String Quartet Op.96 “American”

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Saturday 20th of June @ 8pm:
L. Boccherini Sonata for two cellos G 74
C. Frank Sonata for violin and piano
A. Dvořák Piano Quintet Op.81

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Saturday 20th of June @ 10.30pm:
Classical meets Flamenco meets Jazz

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Sunday 21st of June @ 8pm:
L.V. Beethoven Piano Sonata No.14 “Moonlight”
A. Dvořák Biblical songs
P. Tchaikovsky Souvenir de Florence

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Ticket information:

  • 8pm Concert: €25
  • 11am Coffee concert: €10
  • 10.30pm Candlelight concert: €10
  • Festival ticket: €75 (only available from box office)
  • School children & students: €5 (only available on the door)

Please note that glór will sell tickets until 3pm on Friday 19th June.  All tickets may be collected & purchased on the door of the event thereafter.

Wednesday 1 July, 11am & 1pm, €10

Aerial Workshop with Sorcaluba

as part of Ennis Street Arts Festival

Following the huge success of last year’s Aerial Workshops with Sorcaluba during the festival, we are pleased to announce their return with more workshops where you can explore and learn aerial and acrobatic tricks.

Duration 90 Minutes │Suitable for Ages 8+

Wednesday 1 July, 6pm, €5

Exposition directed by Marie McNamara

presented by Full Fathom Theatre as part of Ennis Street Arts Festival

Full Fathom Theatre is a year old and the time has come to expose ourselves!

This piece is the story of a journey into the unknown and finding freedom - freedom to enter into that risky place and discover untold riches, courage and an enthusiasm that begs to be seen. An excavation into potential and a celebration of exposure; see, and be seen. 

As an experienced, professional actor, Theatre and Arts and Health Practitioner and with an MA in Dramatherapy, Marie has established Full Fathom Theatre Ensemble to bring together people with and without disability to share and exchange ideas, skills, experiences and stories to create quality theatre in an atmosphere of imagination and fun.

Duration 30 Minutes

Thursday 2 July, 12pm & 1.30pm, €10

Balloon Modeling with Deirdre Carmody

as part of Ennis Street Arts Festival

Have fun creating colourful balloon dragonflies, fish on a rod, swans, bees, hats and lots more. Watch everyone’s faces light up as they leave with their balloon creations and a certificate of accomplishment.

Duration 60 Minutes │Suitable for Ages 5 – 13

Thursday 2 July, 10am, 12pm & 2.30pm, €10

Puppet Workshop With Marc Mac Lochlainn From Branar

as part of Ennis Street Arts Festival

Do you want to learn to make a puppet walk? Do you want to learn how to make a puppet ask a question with a look? Do you want to tell a story using just the puppet and no words? Marc Mac Lochlainn, artistic director of Branar, will lead this workshop where children will enjoy the change to bring puppets to life.

Duration 90 Minutes │Suitable for Ages 8+

Friday 3 July, 10am, 12pm & 2.30pm, €10

Create Your Own Musical Instrument with Los Musiqueros from Argentina

as part of Ennis Street Arts Festival

This workshop focuses on designing an instrument from scratch, in a way that will allow children to explore the different sounds and with a final result of playing together different songs.

Duration 90 Minutes │Suitable for Ages 6+

Friday 3 July, 11am & 2pm, €10

Be Who You Want To Be Workshop With Shona MacGillivray

as part of Ennis Street Arts Festival

A workshop exploring what we feel we look like. Use a variety of materials for self-portraits then create your own fun face mask.

Duration 120 Minutes │Suitable for Ages 6+

Friday 3 July, 7.30pm, €18/€15 conc.

Celtic Connection International Music Project

as part of Ennis Street Arts Festival

The Celtic Connections International Music Project is a feat of cultural bonding inspired by The Wild Atlantic Way. Artists from Spain, Iceland, USA, and Ireland join forces on one stage to create a symphony of Celtic pride, each using their own unique talent. These diverse, yet connected, artists include; Brian Hanlon from Boston, USA; Anxo Lorenzo from Galicia, Spain; Eoghan Neff from Cork, Blackie O’Connell from Clare, Cyril O’Donoghue from Clare and Hilda Orvarsdotirr is from Iceland.

Combined, these musically imaginative people create a magical atmosphere full of intense waves of Celtic inspirations.

This is a Glór Friends event
Saturday 4 July, 10am, €10

Yoga with Seema Daly

as part of Ennis Street Arts Festival

You will be guided through a variety of postures, breathing practice with relaxation technique. Seema’s style of yoga is unique, embracing aspects of Hatha yoga flowing Vinyasa yoga and Kundalini yoga.

Duration 60 Minutes │Suitable for Ages 13+

Saturday 4 July, 12pm & 1.30pm, €5

The Enormous Crocodile by Roald Dahl

as part of Ennis Street Arts Festival

Performed by Tic Toc Puppets in collaboration with Joe Varden and Emer O'Flaherty.

Back due to popular demand! Storytelling and live, glowing drawing from one of the best loved storytellers of our time.

Duration 30 Mins │Suitable for all ages

Saturday 4 July, €4

Pig presented by Whalley Range All Stars

as part of Ennis Street Arts Festival

Outdoors @ glór  |  Suitable for all ages

A 30-foot long sow sits in the middle of a small pen. You can hear her snores, you can see her snuffles. The Sleeping pig is watched over by a farmhand who invites you to take a look inside through a set of ten holes in the pig’s belly. This charming interactive exhibition is suitable for children and adults alike. Please note children should be accompanied by adults at all times. Early booking advised as places are limited.

Shows are 10 minutes in duration and show times are as follows:

  • 12.30pm
  • 12.50pm
  • 1.05pm
  • 1.25pm
  • 1.40pm
  • 2.00pm
  • 2.15pm
  • 4.00pm
  • 4.20pm
  • 4.40pm
  • 4.55pm
  • 5.15pm
  • 5.35pm
  • 5.50pm
Saturday 4 July, 4pm & 7pm, €12/€8 child/€32 for family of 4

Overture - A Magical Madcap Italian Bubble Concerto

presented by Ten42 Productions as part of Ennis Street Festival 2015

Welcome to Maestro Cafaggi’s fragile and fanciful world of soap bubbles where you will meet….the conductor without an orchestra, the musician without an instrument and the breathless singer.

An eccentric conductor takes you into the slippery world of soap bubbles to perform for you a concert where the unexpected is always waiting in ambush; from odd instruments giant bubbles appear, bouncing bubbles, portable bubbles, bunches of bubbles, and where
some people might be invited to enter into a giant bubble!

A show of clownery, mime and music - a charming show for audiences of all ages.

Duration: 65 minutes

Sunday 5 July, 7pm, €22/€20 conc.

Alabama 3

as part of Ennis Street Arts Festival

An unrivalled Marxist machine gun, Alabama 3 Acoustic are on a mission in Ennis to get you mashed!

Having gained world-wide acclaim for their theme song to the infamous TV show The Sopranos, Alabama 3's exhilarating live shows have long become the stuff of legend. Across deeply infectious albums they've made impossible musical collisions sound as natural as the swamp.

Support from 7pm   |   Concert from 8pm

Wednesday 12 - Sunday 15 August,

Merriman Summer School 2015

Love and Marriage (Revisited)

Tickets on sale soon.

‘Love and Marriage’ are themes that are deeply embedded in Irish culture and in ‘personal life’ and represent an arena frequently characterized by controversy. 2015, in particular, marks the 20th anniversary of the 1995 Divorce Referendum, which passed by a narrow majority and led to the introduction of divorce for the first time in Irish law; the passing of the Children and Family Relationships Act (2015); and a referendum on same sex marriage (May 22nd 2015). The Children and Family Relationships Act (2015), running to over 100 pages with over 170 sections, deals with topics as diverse as guardianship, donor-assisted reproduction and custody and it amends existing legislation relating to civil partnership, adoption, passports, and succession.

When situated in the wider European context, intimate relationships in Ireland have experience profound transformation and rapid social change in recent decades. Recent data cites a significant increase in one-parent households and a high non-marital birth rate, for instance, alongside the emergence of cohabitation, divorce, same-sex families and ‘reconstituted’ families. At the same time, the majority of children in Ireland still live in a two-parent family based on marriage, and the divorce rate in Ireland is in reality much lower than several other European countries. Love and marriage in the 21st century are therefore characterized both by a strong degree of continuity and change in the Irish context –a complex relationship exists between tradition and modernity.
This year’s Merriman Summer School will explore critical aspects of ‘love and marriage’ as a prevailing theme in Irish Culture, Politics and Society over time through the lens of literature, social research, music, performance, history, poetry, politics and the law. Talks, readings, performances and debates by leading scholars, writers and artists will deal with topics as diverse as ‘twenty years of divorce in Ireland,’ love and marriage in the 1916 Rising, sexual citizenship, same sex marriage, women’s lives, marriage traditions and Irish writing. Speakers include Roy Foster, Lucy McDiarmid, the author Donal Ryan, Tom Inglis and esteemed poets Ailbhe Ní Ghearbhuigh, Rita Ann Higgins and Doireann Ní Ghríofa.

A musical gala evening exploring love and marriage in the musical landscape of Co. Clare is a highlight of this years programme and the Summer School will close with a History Ireland ‘Hedge School’ on ‘Love and Marriage since the Famine.’

Click here for the full programme and further information.